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The McCart family, Lisa, Logan, Liam, Declan, Norah and Jeremiah, spent a wonderful day at the Rainy Lake Nordic Ski Club skiing on the groomed trails while keeping within their family bubble. Jeremiah, a teacher at St. Mary School, felt this year was the perfect opportunity to purchase a family membership and enjoy some quality family time while being outdoors. What has your family been doing to stay safe and active during the current lock-down? Take a photo and send it to us, so we can share it with other readers! Send your photos to

-Lisa McCart photo

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The cows aren’t the only ones who have enjoyed the mild weather recently. Roxee leads the way for a family walk over the trails of the Bliss farm, in a rare down moment between vaccinations, cleaning, organizing and getting ready for the Rainy River Cattlemen’s Association AGM and calving season. - Kim Jo Bliss photo

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(Rainy River District) The Rainy River District OPP are asking for public assistance in locating Gerhard Penner, age 36, of Dawson Ontario. Penner left Dawson on the morning of Wednesday January 13, 2021. PENNER is believed to be operating a black 2008 Toyota Prius with an Ontario licence plate of CBAH886. His direction of travel is unknown at this time.

If anyone has seen Gerhard Penner or his vehicle, please contact the Rainy River District OPP at 1-807-274-3322 or 1-888-310-1122.


African Violets can be an easy to grow and satisfying house plant, if kept under the right conditions. They are prone to some diseases, but with the right care, this little flowing plant can last indoors for years.-African Violet Society of America photo

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Ice fishing is an acceptable activity during the pandemic so get out there and enjoy hte outdoors if you are able to. - Submitted photo


Fort Frances council is expected to authorize a bylaw amendment request submitted by Tom Veert Contracting Ltd. to change 1150 Portage Ave. from a living area to an employment area with the inclusion of a boarding house. The boarding house will be used for out-of-town travelling employees.


A surprise publication has been showing up in Fort Frances mailboxes lately.

Residents in the Rainy River District have recently started receiving copies of the Epoch Times. The paper itself reaches back to 2000 when it was created by individuals connected to the Falun Gong new religious movement.

The independent paper describes itself as non-partisan but has been criticized for its articles that promote far-right rhetoric and conspiracy theories.